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  1. Blak Porsche's Avatar
    You are doing great! We all need to be reminded of all the little things that makes this protocol successful! I did everything above my 1st round and lost 28 lbs. However, this round I've been a little more lax...so thanks for the poke! :-) keep going!
  2. Bavalay21's Avatar
    Haha Avic! You are doing great But as you learned from the past, while others appreciate a good story, many have to live it out before they believe! I know my next round I will not cheat and am learning good things along the way. But I am sure you are touching someone out there to avoid the pitfalls you have found. Best to you!
  3. scalephobia's Avatar
    Congrats on getting back on the wheel. Stay with it - it's worth it in the end.

    ...and I gave up on Melba right after reading that it was supposed to be part of protocol. Don't know who invented that food - but they didn't have a sense of what food is supposed to be...
  4. maggiep's Avatar
    Welcome back and congrats!!

    I too skip melba toast, I've honestly never missed it!
  5. thefoodpassionista's Avatar
    Awesome Avic! I felt the same way. make sure you add a few extra calories (only good fat of course!) here and there and work your way up to a maintenance calorie that your body is able to live with for life.

    Enjoy all the food choices! I was certainly careful the first few days for sure, now I'm having issues eating clean.
  6. Spesic22's Avatar
    That's great to hear!!! I'm looking forward to p3!!!
  7. Avic Victor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thefoodpassionista
    It is worth every penny, every sacrifice, every NO to any cravings and food good luck
    Thank you I am happy with my losses yes but looking at others who have dropped more I wonder did I do something wrong but the truth is I have a messed up metabolism or something I don't lose weight like I should I don't know why that is so I have to accept that and be happy I am happy with the loss I feel better and so it is worth it!
  8. thefoodpassionista's Avatar
    It is worth every penny, every sacrifice, every NO to any cravings and food good luck
  9. Toonsmom's Avatar
    "Every time I think of giving in the warrior in me will rise up and say no, not this time. That is what a winner does."

    I LOVE THAT. Thanks for writing it!
  10. Avic Victor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LilShelliBelli
    I couldn't have said it ANY better than the Pooks-meister! (Hi pooks)

    Your post reminds me of many of us when we first started protocol. You nailed it on the head. This protocol really isn't a "diet" but in essence, protocol to help learn about and build a healthy happy relationship with your body and to help "reset" not only your metabolism and hypothalmus...but really to reset your mind about how you view food. As pooks said, do blog here. Find other focuses and realize that food doesn't and will no longer control you; you have better things to look forward to other than just thinking about food! You can do this. You WILL do this! Congratulations on taking that first step! Best wishes!

    That is so true what you have wrote thanks for the warm wishes I want change and so it is a day by day thing. Thanks for the encouragement good luck to all of us making change, to you and all hcg'ers
  11. Avic Victor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pookster
    Your post really spoke to me. When I started this diet the first few nights I was telling myself that I was having a heart attack or something and I should just quit or something and all the negative thoughts etc. But I held on and the weight came off.. It wasn't coming as fast as I wanted it to so I modified my diet and removed the fruits and melba and had really nice losses. I found through this diet I am an emotional eater and boy did I ever get it in check.. Days where I got angry I found myself rummaging through the pantry for some chocolate or thinking about drowning my sorrows in pizza. That is not the answer. This diet helped me recognize my eating issues and I really got a hold on them now. For the first time in my life I can say I control my weight, my weight doesn't control me.

    Blogging daily about my ups and downs was a life saver for me. All the support from total strangers who are now my friends and on this journey with me really helped keep me in line. By reporting my results out here in the open everyday I am accountable.. sounds silly but it really helped! Keep up the good fight!
    Thanks for posting this I appreciate it and am glad you have stuck it out and found what works for you. I feel you on looking for junk food, today I named and vented out loud all the foods I was really craving it helped because inside I was feeling tortured by the thoughts of those foods but I acknowledged it and let that emotion out and then drank my favorite tea, talked to a friend and it passed. You sound like a great friend to have and it doesn't sound silly at all we have to find a system that works for us and utilize what ever avenue that is. Thanks and I will fight!
  12. pookster's Avatar
    Your post really spoke to me. When I started this diet the first few nights I was telling myself that I was having a heart attack or something and I should just quit or something and all the negative thoughts etc. But I held on and the weight came off.. It wasn't coming as fast as I wanted it to so I modified my diet and removed the fruits and melba and had really nice losses. I found through this diet I am an emotional eater and boy did I ever get it in check.. Days where I got angry I found myself rummaging through the pantry for some chocolate or thinking about drowning my sorrows in pizza. That is not the answer. This diet helped me recognize my eating issues and I really got a hold on them now. For the first time in my life I can say I control my weight, my weight doesn't control me.

    Blogging daily about my ups and downs was a life saver for me. All the support from total strangers who are now my friends and on this journey with me really helped keep me in line. By reporting my results out here in the open everyday I am accountable.. sounds silly but it really helped! Keep up the good fight!
  13. Avic Victor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by redefiningme
    God bless you! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Before you were formed, He knew you. You were created to will and to work for His good pleasure. He is with you and will never leave you as an orphan. He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. You are a royal diadem, bought with a price, and being transformed into His glory every day. Draw near to Him, and the devil will flee.

    You are on the journey towards health and a new relationship with food! He wants to be your sustainer, the one who satisfies your hunger and your thirst. Drink from His water and eat His bread. He satisfies.
    God bless you too! Thank you as I read what you wrote my eyes swelled up with tears. It helped me feel stronger in faith and purpose. I will re read it everytime I start to feel down as it is powerful. I know the past few months have really been hard on me but this journey will be life changing because I am going to call out to God to be my helper first and foremost and I am going to work on cleaning out my closet so to speak.
  14. Avic Victor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pccharnley
    I agree with Perseverance Hang in there. Someone said to me that the HCG diet is 90% mental. You are not alone with your feelings, most of us can honestly say that we have been in your shoes. I still find that I do not look in the mirror at myself, but everyday that gets better because I try to say "I like myself" - doesn't always work, but the "stinkin thinkin" only hurts me, and I'm tired of hurting me. You can do this, and good luck
    Thank you Pccharnley, I appreciate the support. I know how much thoughts can hurt, they are not helping when it is so critical towards our own self. Yes it is difficult to continue allowing this harrassment of self. We have to find love for ourselves for the uniqueness, I lost that love but I think that somewhere lies the truth and the distortions perhaps arose from me not forgiving myself for being human and making mistakes. We will both succeed at this, I just know it and time will heal all wounds.
    Updated March 28th, 2012 at 09:50 AM by Avic Victor
  15. Avic Victor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Perseverance
    Hang in there. You will feel so much better. I can't believe how much better I feel. Be kind to yourself. I think our mind can be our worst enemy. Don't let your mind think bad things about yourself. When you think something bad about yourself just say no that is not true and replace it with something positive...anything.Only think and say positive things about yourself. You are made in the image and likeness of God. There is nothing negative about that. You can do this. it is hard work but it is so very worth it. good luck on your journey.
    Perserverance, I like your name and your pic that is so true never give up. There has been times that thoughts to just end it all have entered but I do have some people I would truly hurt not to mention a son, and to let them all down because I gave up! That would be the worst thing I could do, so I just can't give up. My mind and my flesh is mainly my worst own enemy yes I agree. I will take your advice and switch bait on my mind and only allow the good and cast out the bad thoughts thanks so much!
  16. redefiningme's Avatar
    God bless you! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Before you were formed, He knew you. You were created to will and to work for His good pleasure. He is with you and will never leave you as an orphan. He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. You are a royal diadem, bought with a price, and being transformed into His glory every day. Draw near to Him, and the devil will flee.

    You are on the journey towards health and a new relationship with food! He wants to be your sustainer, the one who satisfies your hunger and your thirst. Drink from His water and eat His bread. He satisfies.
  17. pccharnley's Avatar
    I agree with Perseverance Hang in there. Someone said to me that the HCG diet is 90% mental. You are not alone with your feelings, most of us can honestly say that we have been in your shoes. I still find that I do not look in the mirror at myself, but everyday that gets better because I try to say "I like myself" - doesn't always work, but the "stinkin thinkin" only hurts me, and I'm tired of hurting me. You can do this, and good luck
  18. Perseverance's Avatar
    Hang in there. You will feel so much better. I can't believe how much better I feel. Be kind to yourself. I think our mind can be our worst enemy. Don't let your mind think bad things about yourself. When you think something bad about yourself just say no that is not true and replace it with something positive...anything.Only think and say positive things about yourself. You are made in the image and likeness of God. There is nothing negative about that. You can do this. it is hard work but it is so very worth it. good luck on your journey.